Modern Internal Medicine Membership Dues Explained
We would like to enhance the wellness of those without chronic disease and prevent the development of chronic disease. Many associate an absence of disease with wellness or being healthy. While this is a good start there is more to it. Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. We would like to make enhancing wellness and preventing chronic disease more affordable and attractive.
There is no need for you to pay for services you don't need. Most patients should not have to pay any additional fees to our clinic other than the annual membership dues. Most patients will not experience the need for phone consultation after hours, home visits, or in-office procedures so why pay for them? Even if these are needed sporadically, we discount these services significantly as compared to retail price.
Modern Internal Medicine Membership Levels
Enhancing Wellness - Primary Care should be easy and inexpensive. We will provide better quality care and customer service than traditional clinics by listening to your concerns and addressing them promptly and thoroughly. We will provide same/next day appointments, offer significantly more time per appointment, and eliminate waiting room time in nearly all cases. Our practice will make accessing your doctor easy and efficient. With 10 appointments provided annually, you now have access to the care needed to focus on preventing the onset of health problems and to enhance the way you feel and perform on a daily basis.
Supplemental Optional Wellness Optimization - Any member desiring personalized coaching with more frequent feedback for weight loss; setting and achieving a race or fitness event goal or maximizing an employment/military fitness test score; or for diabetes/hypertension remission may add this package of 14 encounters over a six month period for an additional $799. Please inquire for more details.
* Standard Encounter length is 30 minutes. 10 appointments are provided annually: one wellness exam, one phone encounter to review the wellness plan, and eight additional encounters as needed. An encounter is defined as: any in-person, phone, or video appointment with a patient. Email, secured messaging, and completion of most forms is included, though the physician may request an encounter to address moderate to high complexity issues if needed. These policies are meant to outline the minimum duration and number of encounters that we will provide. The annual membership should cover all services needed at our clinic for most patients, You will never be assessed for an encounter or additional fee without being informed. Our priority is to exceed expectations and provide relaxed, conversational visits. We will provide modest allowances for extra appointments and extend time beyond 30 minutes in some cases without additional fees especially for new patients in the first year if needed. If you feel you may need a significant number of extra appointments or you simply want to optimize your health with more frequent feedback sessions two or more times monthly, please consider the highly discounted supplemental Wellness Optimization option.
** After hours phone visits and home visits are treated similarly to typical phone and in-office encounters though an additional fee is added to this type of encounter. Price may be higher or lower for home or worksite visit depending on location.
Pricing For Additional Services Not Covered By Membership Dues
After Hours Phone Encounters ** $59
Home or Worksite Encounters ** $59
Additional Encounters $59
Sleep Apnea Testing $39
Pulmonary Function Testing $39
Albuterol Neb Treatment $25
Ear Wax Removal $49
Rapid testing (flu, strep, urine, pregnancy) $15
Blood Draw $15
Hgba1c Testing $15
Blood Glucose Testing $10
Women's Health Exams/Pelvic Exams TBD and provided by outside provider